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Feb 16, 2011 6:30pm PST
with officials from the obama administration. he spoke to us earlier from there. i asked him what germany and europe could do to support these democratic movements in the tunisian, egypt, and elsewhere. >> i think it is now necessary that we strengthen, and we have decreed institutions which allow the people of tunisia and egypt to decide about their own fate, about their own future in a democratic way. this means that time is needed for ganing new polical parties and in the wider spectrum of secular opposition and a secular political parties can help to establish these parties through our political foundations. in germany, all the political parties have political foundations. so we can cover the whole political spectrum from the left to the right and vice versa. we could also help in an economic way, because there are big economic problems in tunisia and egypt well. if we open the european markets more broadly and agricultural products from tunisia and egypt, this might be part of the discussion to the i am favoring this step. a third step would be that they should open our universities
Feb 22, 2011 10:00am EST
. generally high marks for the obama administration during what happened in egypt and as that was playing out, former bush defense secretary paul wolf owe wots says he thinks the u.s. should be providing humanitarian aid support, where does this leave the obama administration? >> i think that the obama add minute strigs is where they've been. they're being very caution here to not get out in front of this too much, to sort of allow it time to play out. but i think on this question of humanitarian aid, when you talk to experts they say that's not really what's needed right now. this is a country that has resources. if you wanted to bring in humanitarian aid, the actual challenge here is one of access. it would be virtually impossible to get resources into the country at this moment. so we'll continue to watch it play out. >> alicia, thank you. carl bernstein, rick lazio, thank you. we have a lot more to talk about this morning. >>> i want to check in on wall street where stocks are plunging and oil prices are soaring on this growing unrest in libya. cnbc's becky quick joins me. what's happenin
Feb 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
, but how far would and could the obama administration go to prevent a full fledged massacre? >>> and a powerful earthquake leaves one of new zealand's largest cities in ruins. dozens are dead, and more may be trapped under crumbled buildings and chunks of concrete. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we fin with a very, very real danger that anti-government protesters in libya could be slaughtered in huge numbers. the strong man moammar gadhafi making it clear today that he won't go down without a fight. eight days into the demonstrations against gadhafi's regime, at least one person in the libyan capital is reported hearing bullets are being fired non-stop. this is the picture gadhafi wants the world to see. we're told libyans were dragged into the street and even offered money to show their support though for gadhafi. and in a rambling speech today, the libyan leader rejected demands that he step down, and he warned that his opponents would pay with their lives. >> translator: whoever cooperate with foreign countries in order to initiate war against libya
Feb 24, 2011 7:00pm EST
and spiking oil prices. we'll get the latest from richard engel in libya. and what's behind the obama administration's decision not to enforce the doma act. and finally, rumsfeld versus jon stewart last night. >> i think i know why you're here. and let me deflate the tension right off the bat. apology accepted. >> good for jon stewart. it's in "the side show" but there's nothing funny about it. >>> gentlemen, it's great to have you on. this is one of the most interesting political fights that have come along in a long time. you have republican governors in state where is they dominate their legislatures, pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, michigan and wisconsin. they own those states politically. they're using this unique ability of power to destroy one of their enemies it seems. is that your assessment senator brown? >> yeah, governor kasich won the election in with the fall. huge republican year, won by two like he has a mandate to go over the unions. collective bargaining is a 7 75-year-plus tradition in this country. it's why we have this middle class. it's why people who work with thei
Feb 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
obama condemning moammar gadhafi's attacks on protesters and his vow to execute his enemies. the unrest, the violence and the threats exploding in libya this week. gadhafi acting and sounding as defiant and as dangerous as ever. the libyan leader appeared yesterday before seemingly supportive crowds in tripoli where his opponents have been largely scared off the streets. but outside the capitol opposition forces have been gaining ground moving closer and closer to gadhafi's power center. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is one of the few reporters inside libya. he's been in the midst of the protests in libya's second largest city benghazi. [ chant [ speaking in foreign language ] ♪ si [ chanting in foreign language ] >> reporter: this demonstration in benghazi gives you an idea of the passion of the people of this city, the passion of so many libyans who have been thirsting for 42 years for this sort of opportunity, the chance to express themselves freely. [ chanting in foreign language ] >> reporter: we arrived in this city. and from the beginning, everywhere we w
Feb 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
and the obama administration seizing the moment. now issuing an urgent new call for democracy in iran. could the government of ahmadinejad be the next to fall in the middle east? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a defiant moammar gadhafi is refusing to acknowledge any signs of political turmoil in his country. in interviews with the bbc and abc news reported today that gadhafi fiercely denied using force against his own people. >> they love me. all my people are with me. they love me owl. they will die to protect me and my people. no, no, no. >> if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi and they say they are against you there? >> my people, they come from outside. >> he was referring to al qaeda. meanwhile, the u.s. treasury department has announced it's freezing at least $30 billion in libyan government assets here in the united states. it's reportedly the largest amount ever blocked under any sanctions program. we're covering this story from every angle on the ground as only the global resources of cnn can. let's go to our senior international c
Feb 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
crackdown on anti-government protesters. president obama plans to speak out about the situation in libya in just a matter of minutes. we'll have live coverage here. critics have been questioning the president's silence. stand by for that. >>> oil prices spike to the highest level in over two years amid reports that libya's production has stalled. this hour, how the unrest there could threaten the economy here in the united states. >>> and a new legal move by the obama administration reignites the divisive debate over same-sex marriage. amid revolts overseas and budget battles here at home, a lot of people are asking why now? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these are some of the latest pictures of libyans demanding freedom and defying moammar gadhafi's brutal crackdown. opposition forces have made gains outside the capital of tripoli a day after gadhafi vowed to fight to the death to hold on to power, but witnesses tell us the streets of tripoli are virtually empty right now, except for blood, bodies and burned cars. the white house says president obama will speak out in
Feb 28, 2011 9:00am EST
, where rebels do seem to have control of that part of libya. president obama meets with ban ki-moon. everything that they say from here on out they want international cover particularly from the united nations. >> we'll keep an eye on it, if we can get the shot up from tripoli we'll get it to you for sure. >>> back in washington, lawmakers are walking into a political cooker. both parties are weighing a republican plan to keep things up and running for a few more weeks. kelly o don cell -- who blinked? harry reid or john baner? >> it's almost a combination of both because what boehner did is he emphasized some of the cuts the president has said he wanted to make, very tough for democrats to go against that. so many people are looking at this and saying that republicans kind of have the edge here on this because they're going to get what they wanted, cutting $4 billion for two weeks. that's a pro-rated amount of what they're looking for and it gives democrats a chance to say that republicans came to their side with some of the cuts. there are democrats who believe these cuts are
Feb 18, 2011 5:30pm PST
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Feb 26, 2011 12:30am PST
. president obama said the sanctions would target the assets of colonel qaddafi, members of his family and the libyan government while at the same time protect the interest of the libyan people. britain and france have drafted the u.n. security council resolution, which calls for an arms embargo as well as multilateral sanctions. earlier i spoke to our correspondent in new york. the timing was important because the president waited until the evacuation of all u.n. nationals from libya before imposing sanctions. >> that was a concern for the united states and some other european countries who have quite a lot of nationals in libya to be seen to be taking strong action while their citizens were still at risk in the country. now president obama has formalized what his officials announced earlier today, which is the position of financial sanctions, particularly they are freezing the assets and the property of libyan individuals and government in the united states. so the individuals include the family members of colonel mumetar qaddafi, senior liberal officials designated by the u.s. treas
Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm EST
president obama's endorsement of a plan allowing states to opt out of health care reform. >> woodruff: and we report on how political satire in the vein of the "daily show" became a hit on iranian television. >> a lot of people have come here from the opposition groups and they watch the show. now if they choose to change their mind and see things a little bit differently, that's up to them. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> blooet in. breathe out. as volatile as the markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial professional can tell you about pacific life, the power to help you succeed. >> you can't manufacture pride. but pride builds great cars. and you'll find it in the people at toyota all across america. >> chevron. we may have more in common than you think. >> and by b
Feb 18, 2011 3:00pm PST
president obama sided with the state workers. >> some of what i've heard coming out of wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions. >> woodruff: speaker of the house john boehner took issue, saying: >> if the president truly wants an adult conversation about our fiscal challenges, shouting down reform-minded leaders is a bad way to start. call off the attacks and lead, mr. president." the fight is being joined in other states, where republicans are also trying to lower employee benefits. protests are planned in coming days in ohio, indiana, missouri, new jersey, and pennsylvania. more than 20 state legislatures are considering benefit cuts. we get two views now on the issues being debated in wisconsin and elsewhere. randi weingarten is president of the american federation of teachers, one of the unions protesting in wisconsin. she was in madison last night. and jonathan williams is the director of the tax and fiscal policy task force for the american legislative exchange council, which represen
Feb 28, 2011 3:00pm PST
might face deeper spending cuts. in washington, president obama defended public workers at a meeting of the nation's governors. >> i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated, vilified, or their rights are infringed upon. we need to attract the best and the brightest to public service. these times demand it. >> sreenivasan: governor walker has said he will start laying off state workers in wisconsin within days if his bill is not passed. in economic news, consumer incomes rose in january by the most in nearly two years, thanks to a cut in social security taxes. but the commerce department said consumer spending managed only a small gain. wall street rallied today amid signs that oil prices have stabilized. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 96 points to close at 12,226. the nasdaq rose one point to close at 2782. former opposition parties in ireland have begun talks on forming a new coalition government. they swept to huge wins in friday's national election, fueled by voter anger over ireland's financial collapse. the leader of the main cen
Feb 21, 2011 5:00pm EST
. gloria, the conventional wisdom has it that the government shutdown would help president obama politically, like the one back in '95 helped bill clinton politically. does that conventional wisdom hold in this case given the mood of the country. >> well, you know, at this point, i think what voters voted for is the congress and the president to work together and get something done, wolf, and if you go to the brink on this and you have a government shutdown, sure, perhaps president obama and democrats could benefit a bit from it, but overall, independent voters do not like this brinksmanship. they want it to end. that's what they vote for. you know, when they voted democrats out of office, it wasn't a mandate for the republicans per se. it was a mandate to get something done, so i actually think it's in neither side's interest right now to shut this government down, and it sounds like, if you listen, the leaders of both parties and the president don't want to do it. i think the wild card here, wolf, are the 87 new republican house freshman who may say -- who may not have been thr
Feb 18, 2011 7:00pm EST
. a hand grenade into one crowd killed one person and has wounded 43. president obama traveling out here on the west coast put out a statement saying he's "deeply concerned" and he called on the governments of bahrain, libya and yemen to show restraint and respect what the president called the people's universal rights to peaceful assembly. there were peaceful assembly today. tahrir square filled with flag waving celebrating one week. egypt's military warned the demonstrations must stop so the country's economy can get moving again. protesters marched in jordan, iraq and iran. let's get the latest now on the tense situation in bahrain. a tiny island kingdom situated in a crucial spot between saudi arabia and iran and home to a big u.s. military installation. nic, what's the latest? >> reporter: the latest is the peace initiative from the crown prince. the king handed the crown prince authority to negotiate here. he appeared on a popular talk show saying the country is at a crossroad and they need a pause of reflection but one of the main shia opposition parties here said they won't get i
Feb 24, 2011 6:00am EST
for my payment. >> well, david, that happens quite often and president obama called me about 4:30 this morning. it wasn't president obama. it was obama. it was donny down in the lobby trying to get in. got another one. >> william writes never too early to play the mike barnicle drinking game. one shot of tequila for every time he has peetz-er or obama-er. two shots every time he says mika. >> when mika plays the game she has to go to two bottles of aleve as soon as she finishes playing that game. thank you very much. "morning joe" starts right now. >> sooner or later, the media stops finding it interesting. >> not the liberal bastards on msnbc. >> but yeah, who watches that. i went on "morning joe" this morning but i like it just because i like being combative with those guys. you know, they're awful. >> joe's a good guy. he's one of us. >> he's all right. he was fair to me. i had fun. they had schumer over from new york on ripping me and then they had a little clip of a state senator hiding out ripping me. it was almost too easy. >> beautiful, beautiful. you have to love that
Feb 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
house, president obama spoke out against the violence today and spoke up for the libyan people. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous. and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. the change that is taking place across the region is being driven by the people of the region. this change doesn't represent the work of the united states or any foreign power. it represents the aspirations of people who are seeking a better life. as one libyan said, we just want to be able to live like human beings. we just want to be able to live like human beings. it is the most basic of aspirations. that is driving this change, and throughout this time of transition, the united states will continue to stand up for freedom, stand up for justice, and stand up for the dignity of all people. >> president obama today. but keeping them honest, the u.s. and europe has a lot to answer for in its willingness to turn a blind
Feb 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
and national landmarks. now, with the economy still fragile, president obama is warning this time could be worse. >> be destabilizing at a time when i think everybody is hopeful that we can start growing this economy quicker. >> reporter: but with debt and deficits at record levels, this time, republicans think the public is behind them. >> look, we are not looking for a government shutdown, but at the same time, we are also not looking at rubber-stamping these really high elevated spending levels that congress blew through the joint two years ago. >> reporter: lester this could be the battle in a year-long fight over spending. the government is expected to exceed its statutory debt limit of $14.3 trillion, in about two months and republicans say they wouldn't vote to raise it unless there are bigger cuts in spending. lester? >> mike viqueira, thanks. for more on this i want to bring in john harwood, chief washington correspondent for cnbc. john, republicans say slashing the budget was the mandate voters gave them in november and we heard they are not going to agree to even a temporary
Feb 25, 2011 5:30pm PST
headquarters today, it said that president obama must choose between the libyan people or gadhafi. brian. >> richard engel in the city of benghazi in libya tonight. richard, thank you. gadhafi's son said further tonight, by the way, tripoli is calm and this is all the work of terrorists. >>> back here in the u.s., the white house turned up pressure on libya today and there was an extraordinary scene at the u.n. late today. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, watching it all from our washington newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as soon as american diplomats and civilians were safely out of libya, the white house announced it will impose sanctions on moammar gadhafi and declared he has zero legitimacy after attacking his own people. galvanized by the blood shed, the u.n. security council heard a dramatic plea for help from libya's ambassador. >> please, united nations, save libya. not blood shed, not killing of innocents. >> reporter: it was a rare display of emotion for the u.n. as his fellow ambassadors got up to embrace the
Feb 20, 2011 2:00pm EST
outreach from president obama, national security adviser, secretary of state clinton urging that restraint and encouraging what is now tran spierg, which seems to be the pullback of the military forces and now real effort to engage the opposition in a broad-based dialogue that will enable the people's aspirations to be discussed. >> can the government as it now stands survive in bahrain? >> well, david, i wouldn't want to be in the business of predictions in this very volatile environment as we're seeing change so rapidly. what we're encouraging governments in the region to do is recognize this is a yearning for change and reform. it needs to be respected. they need to get ahead of it by leading rather than being pushed. >> you know, among our arab allies, according to diplomats i talked to, they criticize what they see as inconsistency on the part of it. it was framed this way. i'll put it up on the screen. by his actions the magazine writes mr. obama put other authoritarian allies on notice. he thinks that even pro western autocracies that fail to reform deserve to die. but how much refo
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
's going to vote for barack obama. the administration basically killed the project and went to the air force and said why don't you do it again? guess what, a swing state gets all those jobs. we want to know why america is dysfunctional economically? all you have to do is look at this sleazy story. "the mississippi sun herald" a much different reaction to boeing getting the contract. from the gulf coast, the european-based country competing for the deal was building inii tankers out of alabama. mike? >> "new york post," showç stopper, cbs has canceled the remaining season of "two and a half men" after charlie sheen attacked his employers in a radio show, calling the show's executive producer a clown, among other things. we'll play you that riveting radio interview. >> that is painful. >> you know, richard, we're going to be talking this morning as are a lot of people about the investigation based on "the race" article with the psy-ops. you say this is the story in afghanistan. >> the other story is a distraction. there's rogue generals who maybe go too far, what have you. i don't kn
Feb 27, 2011 9:00am EST
, but will the dictator from the desert answer president obama's call to leave power? we'll bring you that next on "msnbc sunday." >>> also ahead, the power of the protests here in the states and why demonstrators in wisconsin are facing a deadline that's just hours away. >>> plus, charlie sheen's show and tell. now he wants to prove he's unleashed his radio rep jobs with a sound mind. >>> and it's a testament to winter weather. there's snow in san diego. can you believe that, san diego? hi, everybody, i'm thomas roberts in today for alex witt, and welcome to "msnbc sunday." i appreciate your time. 9:00 here in the east, 6:00 out west. >>> we get straight to what's happening right now. fast-moving developments in libya this morning. antigovernment protesters say they're taking steps to form an alternative government. a member of the city council of benghazi says the libyan cities currently under the control of rebels have selected an ex-justice minister to lead a provisional government. also this morning, rebels say they now have control of the city closest to the capital of tripoli. nbc's stephanie gosk
Feb 21, 2011 11:00pm PST
of tripoli. the obama administration has condemned the government's use of lethal force. earlier today, the deputy ambassador of libya's mission to the united nations renounced colonel qaddafi calling on them to step down and leave the country. joining me now are professor dirk vandewalle of dartmouth college and barbara plett of the british broadcasting corporation. professor, let me go to you first, tell me where youhink things are at 5:00 p.m. on monday. >> i think at this point we are at kind of a crucial phase. it seems the demonstrations have started to take place in tripoli and tripoli in many ways is in a sense the big prize. green square in tripoli is really the symbol of qaddafi's revolution. it's where he holds his annual parades. it's where three days ago he still walked around to prove thaefs still in charge. and my hunch is that if indeed these demonstrations continue, particularly around green square but extend beyond tripoli as well and that the kind of fighting we've seen continues, that this may very well be the crucial 48 hours ahead of us that will decide whether or
Feb 25, 2011 5:30pm PST
to a screeching halt. >> woodruff: in washington today, president obama sat down with a number of democratic governors, who later commented on the government versus union battles across the nation. >> whatever wisconsin or these other states can do to get back into the game of creating jobs instead of fighting or belittling their public employees i think is a good step. >> woodruff: the governors will remain in washington through the weekend. and joining us now to discuss the current disputes over public employees and fiscal challenges sweeping the states, republican governor mitch daniels of indiana and democratic governor brian schweitzer of montana. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. and i just want to point out the sling, governor daniels, is not because he's been in a tussle with democrats, you had shoulder surgery recently. >> it's a sympathy ploy, i thought you might take it easy on me. >> woodruff: governor, let me begin with you on this showdown in wisconsin and your state of indiana. you've been very critical of public workers, you use the term privileged elite. you've sa
Feb 21, 2011 7:00am PST
: but no room in the abby for the obamas or president sarkozy of france or his wife carla bruni. apparently, kanye west's name is on the door. william's a big fan. and thumbs up, too, for sir elton john. and harry is bringing chelsy davy. kate's pre-william fellow, yes, william's first love, yes, both on the list. william's aunt fergie, a snub. she fell out with diana and suffered some lurid headlines. >> he's not prepared to bury the hatchet with her. and frankly, i think the thought of her sitting in the pews with the rest of the world that day was too much. >> reporter: kate's black sheep uncle gary is coming. >> he's a millionaire exposed by the newspaper allegedly taking cocaine. >> reporter: 1900 guilt-edged invites were sent for the westminster abbey service. 600 of the guests will go on for lunch thrown by the queen and an intimate 300 will dine and dance that night at the palace. >> there will be foreign royals. the king of bahrain was invited before his troops opened fire on democracy protesters. there will be politicians, charity workers and william's military buddies. he's getti
Feb 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
hundreds of americans bound for malta by ferry. and late today, president obama said the u.s. has a full range of options to hold qaddafi accountable. libya is divided with qaddafi loyalists and mercenary troops holding tripoli in the west. his opponents control benghazi and the oil-rich east and vowing to liberate the capital. mandy clark made it into libya today and filed this report. >> reporter: this was the scene in the coastal city of it, tobruk when we arrived at the main square tonight. residents shouted, "welcome to free libya, "and chanted, "down with qaddafi." inside the protesters' tents, young and old men fought for our attention. why are you here? why in the tents? >> reporter: like protesters across the arab world, they've captured the regime's brutality on cell phones. what am i looking at here? >> qaddafi's troops. they refused to kill people. they refused to kill our libyan brothers and sisters. >> reporter: in a qaddafi stronghold in tripoli, it was a very different scene. his supporters took to the streets in a noisy display of loyalty after his televised speech. ( gu
Feb 23, 2011 11:00am EST
their collective bargaining rights. >>> and president obama says he couldn't be prouder to be a chicagoan. his former chief of staff, that's right, rahm emanuel, will be the city's next mayor. emanuel beat out five challengers with 55% of the vote easily avoiding a runoff. >>> lindsay lohan returns to a los angeles courtroom this hour. a judge may revoke lohan's probation for a drunk driving conviction. he called today's hearing after police charged lohan with shoplifting. now, this is his eighth court appearance in nine months. >> here's your chance to talk back. one of the big stories of the day. moammar gadhafi inspires this question for you. our carol costello, she joins us from d.c. carol, you know, they call him mad dog. i know there are a lot of other words for him, but what do we know about this guy? >> you're right, suzanne, there are other words for him, like delusional, paranoid, completely insane, all used to describe him. after his rambling 90 minute speech, it's easy to understand why so many think gadhafi is daffy. >> translator: our rocket launchers have been provided to bengha
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Feb 27, 2011 4:00pm EST
, secretary of state hillary clinton says the obama administration is reaching out to libyan opposition groups. this as the battle for control of the country enters a critical stage, armed rebels now control a city and they are closing on the capital of tripoli which is only about 30 miles away. muammar khadafy is vowing to hold on to power. david? >> it's second largest city about one million residents, tonight that is a city that, indeed, very much on edge. earlier today, here in been georgia si a mass evacuation did -- been georgia i said. most of them coming from the u.k. they were taken to a port here. they boarded a british ship, the hms cumber land. they are on their way to the island of malta. royal marines were there much to their surprise but a number of libyan coastguard officers that have switched sides. i talked to one of the officers he says, i'm quoting, he is with the people and want to make sure that the people being evacuated get home safely. in another development, this is eastern libya is largely liberated and forth continue to make forces to the west of the capital of trip
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